Nottingham City Hospital mum and baby ward evacuated following kitchen fire

Ambulance, police and fire crews attended the incident on Lawrence Ward on Wednesday afternoon. (Picture: Notts Police)

A ward for mums and babies at Nottingham City Hospital had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in a kitchen.

The fire service was called at 1.20pm on Wednesday (May 17) with five engines attending the blaze on Lawrence Ward, City Hospital’s antenatal and postnatal ward.

Firefighters using breathing equipment and water jets tackled the flames, which have now been put out.

A spokesman for Nottingham City Hospital said: “Patients have been safely evacuated to another part of the hospital following a small fire on Lawrence Ward at City Hospital.

“No patients have been injured.

“The fire has been put out and patients will return to the ward as soon as soon as it is safe to do so.”

A spokesman from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue said: “The fire broke out on a first floor medical ward kitchen.

“A salvage operation is still in progress, although it is scaling down now; firefighters will be there for a little while longer.

“There is no indication that anyone suffered in the incident at all.”

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